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turned into a crime scene. this is near vienna drive where tara moriarty just arrived on the scene, tara? >> reporter: yes, we just pulled up a couple of minutes ago and we went through a mobile home park in order to get here and it's sort of near highway 101 and you can see where the flames leaped up and we are hearing reports that this is a possible fatal fire and we don't know who was in the home at the time the flames broke out and we know it happened at around 11:30 and a hot water heater is exposed. we have put in calls but at this point, our calls have not been returned and nobody will give us any information on the scene. all we know is one person may have died and we will of course stay on top of this and right now there are flashlights sticking around and we are told sunny veil public safety department will be having a press conference later today at the department and we will of course try to get more information for you. live from sunny veil, i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> in overnight news, a senior care facility caught fire more the second time in two
to take criminals off the streets. tara moriarty joins us now with word that today's effort was part of the ongoing operation cease-fire. tara. >> reporter: that's right. these raids were a part of an operation called cease-fire. it is basically an effort to get guns out of the hands of gang members and the chief says you know basically in response to the surge in violence we saw over this past year. now, this morning ktvu was the only crew to be on scene for two of the six raids that went down. they stretchd from santa cruz to el sobriente. we were there when they zeroed in a house there. then again on 43nd and telegraph. the entire scene, that is several automatic firearms and gang par paraphernalia linked to that. he said this was a follow up to a conversation he had with three gang members to stop the killing. >> this is a promise i made to you early last year we will have a relentless pursuit and follow up to people committing violent acts in this city and this the first of many actions we are going to be taking throughout this year to reduce violence in oakland. >> now in all
. tara moriarty joins us live from oakland city hall. tara, good morning. >> good morning opinion it got pretty heated. people on potato sides of the issue really take -- people on both sides of the issue really taking a stand. they had to tell one of the sides to settle down repeatedly. angry protestors repeatedly heckled police chief howard jordan and other supporters of this controversial crime fighting plan. it would include hiring former los angeles police chief william as a consultant for $250,000. the demonstrators say he would bring a racist crime fighting policy to the table. >> he told his officers that they should patrol as such. >> i'm the guy that gets to decide which practice we will do and who will do it. because i'm the one who is responsible. bill will be giving the advice. >> reporter: again the public safety committee has given the plan a thumbs up. all of this comes in response to a surge in deadly violence blamed mostly on two of oakland's rival gangs. live in oakland i'm tara moriarty. >> meantime police chief jordan is backing off surprising comments he made about
in two weeks. it is happening at lakeshore on third avenue. ktvu channel 2 morning news tara moriarty is there with the details of what happened, tara? >> reporter: well, we were inside the building and there is a really strong smell of smoke and a lot of water all over the floor but all of the residents are safely back inside. it all happened shortly after 2:00 at the lakeshore care facility which is off care street and wayne. a portable linen cart caught fire and crews quickly moved it out of the building and contained the fire. >> it contained the fire and did not extend to any of the buildings. it did not affect any of the rests. >> now this is not the first time a fire has happened here. just 11 days ago, residents had to be evacuated after flames broke out near the laundry room. residents were forced to live in the hospital until repairs were complete. we understand the cause of that fire was electrical but still no word on the cause of this fire. right now oakland police officers are right here on the scene and they have been asking a couple of questions and they are currently
of the teenagers shot in brentwood yesterday. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us with why the victims say they were targeted because of a pair of sneakers. tara? >> reporter: a group of teens was standing out here on the sidewalk. they were waiting for a ride when a car drove by. they said that they thought the young men inside looked like they were looking forrable trouble with you they -- but they had no -- looking for trouble but they had no idea the issue would be a pair of shoes. >> hit me in the stomach right here. >> reporter: 16-year-old ernesto describe, the drive-by shooting in front of his house. >> i saw the shine of the gun. after that i took off. >> reporter: ernesto's younger brother says four men in their early 20s pulled up in a white four-door sedan. >> they asked us questions. he wanted the shoes. >> reporter: nike cortez are what teens around here are what gang members like to wear. >> he says why are you wearing those nike cortez's? and my cousin said don't worry about it. the guy said if you wanted to fight him or something. >> reporter: the boys, none of whom are gang members
on milk cartons. and now the boy that vanished nearly 30 years ago is back in the news. tara moriarty joins us from san francisco with the new lead in the kevin collins case. good morning, tara. >> reporter: the last person that kevin collins was seen talking to was a tall blond man with a black dog and a person matching that description was a person of interest in the case. used to live at this home here. he has since died. investigators revisiting the case realized that cadaver dogs were never used during the search of a home. san francisco police and fbi agents spent 12 hours out here. they did detect remains under the garage door. this is just blocks from where ten-year-old kevin collins was last seen waiting for a bus after school at masonic and oak back in 1984. >> we were able to pull up the concrete and discovered there were bones located underneath the concrete. medical examiners did respond on scene. they did a preliminary investigation of the bones and they believe it to be animal origin. not human origin. >> reporter: we want to emphasize the people that live in the duplex
much of the bay area is filling the chill as temperatures fall below freezing. tara moriarty is live in walnut creek. one of the several cities expecting freezing temperatures this morning. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. make sure you have your gloves on. it certainly is chilly. if you look on the sign at the bank behind me here it reads 30 degrees. there is a freeze warning. or 29 defrees. there is a freeze warning in effect for north bay valleys and mountains until 9:00 this morning. the temperature is really plunged also in fairfield where it's 29 degrees. when we arrived it was a degree warmer. as the morning wares on it's getting a little colder. also cold in livermore. redwood city and napa. it is a spare the air day. even know it's chilly, it is illegal to light any fire logs or pelts. live from downtown walnut creek tara moriarty. >>> president obama is on his way back to hawaii to join his family vacation. we want to show you video of president obama boarding air force one. this was late last night. the president left after the house approved a senate bill. t
92 in foster city. tara moriarty joins us now with more on the victims. tara. >> reporter: one family in redwood city stands to lose three sons from this accident. they already lost a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old and now their 18-year-old son is fighting for his life. it happened shortly before 10:00 last night off highway 92. that time is important to remember. if you were drive in the eastbound direction near the foster city boulevard exit, the chp needs your help. officers are looking for witnesses. they still aren't sure what caused the accident. initial reports say it could have been a hit and run. two lanes of eastbound 92 had to be shut down for three hours last night after the driver of a silver honda accord slammed into a guardrail knocking over utility poll and a box. five people were inside. two pronounced dead on the scene. another died on the way to the hospital. >> it appears the vehicle was traveling in the number three lane and for an unknown reason he lost control of the vehicle and overturned when he hit the rail. >> reporter: it's not known how many of the victims
. the fire was set on purpose as part of an art exhibit. ktvu's tara moriarty talked exclusively with the artist who made that exhibit and joins us live to explain why she says her fiery exhibits are safe. tara? >> reporter: well, it sounds like the last thing an art gallery would do, set fire to art but he did and now may face criminal charges. 25,000 match sticks arranged to look like a map of the united states. >> i think it's an interesting piece for sure. i think it makes its point. >> reporter: it was created by this woman as part of an interactive art exhibit at the queens nails gallery off mission and valencia. >> the rules are different from other countries, the rules. you come here and see that people are playing with fire and they don't like this. >> reporter: she insists the exhibit was safe, that extinguishers were on hand. fire retardant was used on the walls and no one was on the top floor. officials say things got out of control around 10:00 last night. >> when insaw like two or three -- when insaw like two or three fire trucks, i thought what could be burning. >
moriarty is joining us live where that meeting tara, it almost got out of hand. >> reporter: it really did. the committee did decide to give the plan the thumbs up. now it will go before the council next week. chief howard jordan believes it will pass. he met with some pretty stiff opposition last night. as did members of his staff. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: officers the chief himself and people who supported the new crime fighting program were booed and heckled. community members had to ask repeatedly for the gallery to quiet down. a police tactic called stop and frisk. it is supported by bill bratton former l.a. police chief. bratton who has helped reduce crime in l.a. and new york city would be hired z a consultant for $250,000. but some community members said it would be a waste of money. >> if you really need to hear what he has to say, why don't you go and have howard jordan buy his book on amazon for $18. >> the city of oakland cannot afford the lawsuits that will follow this. >> we do not condone racial profiling. we never have. we have worked very hard to build this relationship
to wonder any longer if you dine in san francisco. tara moriarty has more on this. >> reporter: when it comes to health inspections, it's difficult to find how a restaurant stacks up. if a restaurant scored low, would it make you think twice before going there? >> yes. >> reporter: starting today, health inspection stores will be put on yelp thanks to mayor lee. he wants to make government information more accessible to the public. >> i think it's great. i think it will help us as customers, you know, feel confident that we're eating good, healthy food and it will help the businesses be more on point. >> reporter: workers at a restaurant in the sunset district think the plan is a good one. a win-win. >> then people can see how high, you know, restaurant ratings are and how clean they are and we'll come to them and other places will see this and will clean themselves up. >> reporter: in los angeles, restaurants receive grade cards from los angeles. but here in san francisco restaurant lobbyists defeated the plan. but those eatery the made more money and the number of food- borne illne
is saying today. ktvu's tara moriarty is live from san quentin to explain what is behind the governor's claim. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the governor is challenging a federal court order that california further reduce its inmate populations in state prisons like san quentin by the june deadline. he held a press conference in sacramento. he spoke to reporters saying a team of experts evaluated the healthcare system in state prisons. not only did they come out on top in the united states but in the world. he says california has provided more beds and built or ren nateed -- renovated healthcare facilities. court documents say the prison conditions have vastly improved making the judge's ruling no longer necessary. >> i'm hopeful we'll prevail in the 9th circuit. if not, we have a direct appeal to the scattered showers and we'll -- to the supreme court and we'll go there if needed. >> reporter: he slammed 25 federal reports which he says nit-picked california's perfectly fine prison system. he believes the reports were a waste of money. now, brown wants to get out from
the east bay. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is in oakland where there is a raid going on. tara what can you tell us? >> reporter: if you take a look over here to my right to the right you can see this is the house that was actually raided just moments ago. and some of the people who live in that home were allowed back inside. officers have been questioning them but they're not under arrest. others were arrested. we're in the max well park neighborhood off interstate 5580. just after 5:00 this morning officers moved in. this is about one of half a dozen raids taking place this morning. we are told this operation the riskiest. these are alleged gang members. the search is still going on at this time. when we first arrived we did spot the police helicopter. neighbors did report hearing a loud boom. there was a tactical unit at the top of the hill and an ambulance in case anything went wrong. but they have left so it looks like everything went off without a hitch. we'll of course keep you posted. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty. >>> our time is 6:02. sad story. a marin city family i
of the contest begins. live from half-moon bay i'm tara moriarty. >>> a young child in oakland remains in critical condition after being hit by a car. that happened yesterday evening at 28th avenue and foothill boulevard. he was severely injured, rushed to children's hospital. police say the case is in the a hit and run though. they are checking to see if the boy ran into traffic or if he was in a crosswalk. >>> time now 6:07. today is another spare the air day. the third straight day which means wood fires are illegal in fireplaces, stoves or outdoor fire pits. if you are caught violating the ban, you could be required to take a class or pay a $100 fine. the second violation that one is a $500 ticket. >>> sonoma county leads the bay area in spare the air complaints. press democrat reports there were 110 wood burning violations in sonoma county last year. the most of any county. accrues the bay area there were more than 3700 complaints and 346 violations. >>> sal has an update on that problem we first told you about. sal. >> that is right. that problem southbound 280 near edgewood road
the 20s. ktvu tara moriarty is live in walnut creek with more on the freeze warning. how cold is it there? >> 29 degrees. and you can really feel it. it's cold. it was 30 degrees when we first arrived but it's dropped a degree here on the bank sign here. is a freeze warning is in effect for your north bay valleys and mountains until 9:00 this morning. and a frost advisory in place for bay side cities in santa clara valley. temperatures are frigid in livermore, redwood city, napa. be advised it's a spare the air day. even though it's cold it's illegal to light fire logs or pellets. coming up a little bit later we'll tell you how much it's supposed to get what the temperature will be like a little bit later today. live from walnut creek i'm tara moriarty. >>> time now 5:01. is a fiscal cliff deal is now a done deal. late last night the congress and white house hammered out a deal. the house of representatives passed a senate bill that protects 99% of americans from an income tax hike. >> a central premise of my campaign was to change the tax code. that was too skewed toward the wealthy at t
were killed. 11 others were wounded. tom it'll is in oakland -- tara moriarty is in oakland and tells us a surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. >> reporter: vice mayor larry reid says the city has lost control and calling for a state of emergency. the move would free up mutual aid fronts from the state but his colleagues are not ready to go that far just yet. although they do admit it's terrible and tragic. the latest shooting happened at a birthday party last night. people scattered and ran to neighbor's houses after someone entered the party and started shooting. >> all we can see now they were celebrating a birthday party and unknown person started shooting a gun and five people ended up getting shot. >> reporter: all victims are expected to survive. police don't know if that shooting are connected to friday's mayhem. friday four people were killed during a six hour span that started at 2:30 in the afternoon. the victims ranged in age from 17-30. and the violence actually led to a conference call between the mayor and oakland police chief. it's al
staff has been advised not to talk to reporters. live from vallejo, i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> new this morning, an 8-year- old girl remains in the hospital. she is the latest innocent victim of oakland's growing street violence. she was playing outside of a relative's home in east oakland when she was hit by gunfire one bullet hit the little girl's leg and she is expected to be releaseedfrom the hospital today but police are still -- released from the hospital today but police are still looking for the gunman. >>> a veteran undercover officer was shot in the arm during a stake out in east oakland. court documents reveal the officer struggle under for control of his gun with three men -- struggled for control of his gun and three men did not care that he was a police officer and shot him. the two were arrested and a third suspect remains on the loose. >>> right now a homeless count is about to begin in santa clara county. ktvu channel 2 morning news' janine de la vega is in san jose to tell us how homeless is helping out with this very special census. >> repor
young brothers were among the three people killed on highway 92 in foster city. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us with more on this tragic crash, the victims and the investigation. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. three brothers from redwood city were in the car that flipped not far from where we're standing. they were 12 and 16 years old. now that third brother, who is 18 years old, is clinging to life. now, this all happened about ten minutes until 10:00 last night off highway 92. that time is important to remember because if you were driving in the eastbound direction near the foster city boulevard exit, the chp needs your help. officers are looking for witnesses because they still aren't sure exactly what caused the accident. initial reports say it was a hit and run. >> i don't know how many witnesses have called in but we do urge the public to call if anybody saw what happened. it will definitely assist us in the investigation. >> reporter: now, five people were inside that car. two pronounced dead at the scene. another died on the way to the hospital. it's not known h
will certainly pass that along to you. live from sunnyvale, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is 7:05. also early this morning, firefighters raced to a fire at a senior facility in oakland. this is the second fire at this location in the last 111 days. the -- 11 days. the fire chief says the facility caught fire. the facility sprinkler systems contained the fire to the cart. the laundry room forced evacuations on january 20th. >>> overnight a bomb scare disrupted train service. he spotted a suspicious box with wires sticking out of it. san francisco police then cordoned off the caltrain station at 4th and king streets as a precaution. the bomb squad inspected the item and determined that it was harmless. no one was hurt. the train was scheduled to head back out. the passengers waiting to board were bussed to another station for a new outbound train. >>> 7:06. let's go right back to sal. we have that mess in the south bay because of the big rig crash but you are watching everywhere else as well. >> that's right. we're gonna start at northbound 101 at fair oaks. the chp told janine t
. tara moriarty has more. >> reporter: the search andreas queue effort is underway for -- search and rescue effort is underway for her right now. family and friends are up there right now. they've been posting fliers like this one in hopes of generating leads. the 19-year-old has not been seen or heard from since shortly before midnight since new year's eve. she was in lake tahoe for a snow globe, a three-day music festival. a friend says she disappeared around 11:30 and then she told her friends show was taking a shuttle back to the horizon resort. she was scotted by -- spotted by guests around midnight. a facebook page has been set up to find her. she's studying to be a paramedics. she's described as-53, long hair died black and a fair complexion. we spoke to south lake tahoe police this morning and they say a friend of hers saw the missing page on facebook, contacted them. police contacted elissa's parents in santa rosa. that was january 1st. police say the parents were under the impression they couldn't file a missing person's report until 24 hours after their daughter went m
and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed. live in in roaner park, tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is a body that was found in order to escape police. anthony donaldson was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving and he jumped into the creek to run away. they found a body near kent field and we are expecting more answers as the investigation continues. >>> in just a few hours you can trade guns for cash part of a first ever gun buy back there. organizers will pay 200 for semiautomatic guns and 100 for other guns. the event is open to people in marin, sonoma and contra costa counties. but you have to bring proof of residency. it is open from 7:00 this morning until 8:00 tonight. also on the list, the larkspur facility and st. andrews in marin city and the point rays substation. >>> president barack obama is now reviewing a series of policies on how to curb gun violence. one man is starting impeachment proceedings against the president. >>> the house will take a vote on an extra $51 billion on helping the people of super storm sandy. one gives $17 billion in emergency fundi
tara moriarty is in oakland right now. she tells us the latest shooting that happened last night. >> reporter: out of control that is what oakland's vice mayor is saying about the rash of violence this weekend. larry reid says the city needs to call for a state of emergency he believes the move would free up mutual aid funds from the state. the spike in violence did lead to a conference call between oakland police chief and the mayors and several staff members. the most recent shooting happened at a birthday party last night. people scattered and ran to neighbors houses after someone entered the party and started shooting. >> for all we can see now they were celebrating a birthday party. and unknown person started shooting a gun and five people ended up getting shot. >> reporter: all victims are expected to survive. police dent know if last night's shooting as well as others on saturday and sunday that left a total of 11 people wound red connected to friday's mayhem. friday saw a bloody six hour stretch that left four people dead. the victims changed in age from 17 to 30. just ho
missing. the search for 19-year-old alyssa byrne resumes this morning. tara moriarty is in petaluma where loved ones are hoping to hear she has been found alive and well. >>> we're here at beyond the glory and this restaurant is going to be hosting a fundraiser in the search for missing alyssa byrne. it has been three days since she was last seen. obviously her friends and family extremely concerned. her mother kim and her older brother is r waiting for word from her dad who has been in lake tahoe for the past few days looking for his daughter. serge and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow shoes yesterday and will do the same today. she vanished around midnight from the horizon casino hotel. she will gone there after leaving an outdoor concert fest early because she was cold. one friend who spotted her in the lobby that night says alyssa didn't seem to be herself. she appeared to be intoxicated or on drugs. they have discovered a new signal transmitted in minutes after the new year from her phone. >> we're worried, the nighttime temperatures are very cold. if she's expose
. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco are looking for a suspect who caused a deadly overnight shooting. family members identified the victim as 43-year-old daniel cologne. they were walking phloem a bar when somebody -- they were walking home from a bar when somebody started shooting. >> if somebody witnessed the person who shot and killed my son, that they would be coming forward. this marks the third homicide of the year. >>> governor jerry brown is among those attending a funeral service for a police office killed in the line of duty. he was killed by a burglary suspect who then shot and killed himself. he was with the police department for 3.5 years and also served as a military police man who served in the army. >>> in the last who are there were three americans among those of the 38 hostages killed and all but one killed were foreigners. five hostages are still missing at this hour and 29 militants killed were canadians. the assault came after negotiations broke down in the 4th day standoff. >> they went wild with their demands and they were unreasonable and un
blocking lanes for a bit. you can still see activity there for a bit. let's go to tara moriarty who is there on the scene with more details. good morning, tara. >> reporter: it's a little hard to hear you out here because it's so noisy. we're on the university avenue overpass. i don't know if you can see where the flashing lights are. that is the westbound direction. on the other side is where the accident happened it looks like all lanes are clear. but if we take a look at the video we shot a couple minutes ago you can see there is a charcoal gray colored car. it hit the center divider. the car spun out right near the ash by avenue exit and another car came along and broadsided it. two more cars were involved in the crash. four cars total. we understand the driver of the initial car is a male driver. he was transported to a nearby hospital. we don't know the extent of his injuries. if you look at the video you can tell he got hit pretty badly there. initially the chp issued a sig alert. three lanes of track were blocked off. it looks like just as of a couple minutes ago all the lan
on a san mateo freeway. three young adults were killed on highway 92 in foster city. tara moriarty tells us about the many questions that surround the tragic crash. tara. >> reporter: the chp doesn't know exactly what caused the crash. we do know it happened here near the foster city boulevard exit. it created quite a traffic jam last night. we're standing several yards away from the actual scene of the accident. but when we drove by earlier, we could see there was still a down power pole. this happened last night shortly before 10:00. investigators shut down two lanes of eastbound 92 and three hours after the driver of what looks like a silver car slammed into the guardrail. the car knocked over a utility pole and a box. the vehicle was virtually unrecognizable after the crash. five people were inside. two people were pronounced dead at the scene. >> it appears the vehicle was traveling in the number three lane. it lost control of the vehicle. and over turned when it hit the rail. >> reporter: now one person did receive minor injuries and another person walked away unharmed. it is not know
. >>> an early morning apartment fire, we are learning more about how it started and tara moriarty is there at the scene in haze valley with the neighborhood with more on what investigators are saying, tara? >> reporter: initially we reported this was a christmas tree fire but that was not the case. it is sort of a busy road and you can see all of the rubble that is stacked up in front of the apartment building and the damage that is between those two buildings arson investigators are not sure what sparked this fire but officials believe whatever it was, was in a blue bin between two buildings. fire broke out and the fire walls coming from between the two buildings and they did act quickly. >> when we hit it, it was knocked down right away. >> reporter: the good news was that nobody was hurt and one of these buildings is actually empty so there was nobody inside and there was only one resident inside the other building. everybody got out okay and it looks as if the damage is pretty super special. we will check with arson investigators and check it and one is a law office building s
. tara moriarty joins us from the mission district with details on how it happened and why criminal charges could be filed. tara in. >> reporter: the owner of this art gallery could be in trouble for setting some artwork on fire and we should say the artwork is made out of matches, 2 5,000 to be exact. it was a map of the united states and by lighting it, it caused a lot of damage to this building. last night fire crews were called out when smoke and flames were shooting out from the building. the artist creates maps and some -- sometimes messages out of exhibits. the problem with last night's incident is that it posed a safety hazard, which caused $5,000 at least worth of damage to the ceiling annuals. now investigators were called in and while the gallery owner did not necessarily mean any harm and nobody got hurt, he could face reckless charges of arson. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> happening right now, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is making her first appearance looking into the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton i
for health ratings in restaurants and tara moriarty is outside of a popular san francisco diner with the latest on what they are doing. >> reporter: they look at how they are scoring it and it is open 24 hours and some customers give it the thumbs up. it was a plan initiated to make government information more easy to access. he hopes it will improve them and when how customers rate it, you really can't say how it is rated. >> especially restaurants. people are picky about what goes in their food and who is around there so it may make people feel more comfortable about eating it. >> reporter: here in san francisco, restaurant lobbyists defeated that plan but those who secured a ratings and the number of food born illnesses went down. they will be rated on a 100 point scale and the mayor will making an announcement where he serves as the chair of technology and innovation. >> he is putting pressure on congress and the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violence. analysts say it will be tough getting any gun control legislation through and they are de
tahoe. they are triesing the moves of alyssa byrne. tara moriarty is in petaluma where the community is coming together in hopes of finding her. >> we're here at beyond the glory restaurant which is hosting a fundraiser in the search for alyssa byrne and there have been new developments including activity from alyssa's cell phone right before it died. meanwhile, her mother and older brother remain at home in petaluma while her father is up in south lake tahoe where he's been for the past few days looking for his daughter. search and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow shoe. 19-year-old byrne vanished around midnight from the horizon casino hotel. she has gone there after leaving an outdoor concert early. she told friends she was cold. sheriff's deputies have a new clue to go on o, a ping off her cell phone sometime after midnight january 1st. >> last i heard they thought it was near a soccer field, baseball field area, so at least now they're able to have a footstep of where to go. >> reporter: surveillance from the hotel lobby shows alyssa sitting for a few minutes
the requirement for healthcare has been met. coming up, tara moriarty will join us live from san quentin with why governor brown is determined to get out of the court order. >>> former chuck hagel said they are preparing for a confirmation battle. the criticisms are coming from both republicans and democrat. >>> time now 5:07, sal is back and any commute battles? i know you are watching the east bay. >>> that's right, that is usually where the traffic becomes slowest earlier in the morning and we always watch 880 because a lot of people are coming from salvano into alameda county and the whole stretch looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze, crossing into san francisco, they do not want to get a head of the crowd and they have a big delay after 6:15 or so. if you are driving on the approach to the san mateo and dumbarton, that is a nice looking drive. let's go to steve. >>> it is going to be a sunny and warmer day and a big change starts to take place. much colder air. it is a fog advisory out towards fairfield and lots of sun this afternoon and warmer, a little hazy with areas that have to d
from our washington d.c. newsroom with not so hidden agenda. >>> tara moriarty tells us about the four victims shot at and they are all teens. >> reporter: ever since we were here, neighbors stopped by to ask us if we have more information because quite frankly they are shocked as the teens were standing here and somebody drove bias -- drove by and shot at them. you can see the bullet holes. this all happened at 6:00 in grandville and the driveby shooting left four young people ranging in age 13 to 16 and luckily they are all expected to survive. they were struck by bullets by three or four males ins side. two middle school boys were here and we don't know if they were in deed the victims. >> i have seen them playing soccer and i have never had any problems with that family. >> so you really are surprised. >> yes, it is very surprising, very scary. >> right now detectives say they have no motive and they are not saying if the shooting is related. we will keep checking in with them all morning long and keep you posted. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the issue of sidewalks at tonight's
-old girl. tara moriarty is in san jose with the reason why police waited a week to tell the public about the case. >> reporter: well we spoke to the man who lives in this house that you see behind me and he said the attempted kidnapping happened in between these two trees. the alleged a take grabbed the little girl 10 -- attacker grabbed the little girl down to that area and the 13-year-old was on her way to school and walking to a friend's house and the mom was going to drive them to the bus stop 6:00 a.m. and apparently she noticed a man was following her. she managed to fight off her attacker and meanwhile they heard it all. >> i heard this scream and she said, that person was trying to get the little girl and i came out here in my long johns and i said which way did he go and she said this way and i hopped on my vehicle and drove around to look for him so i could have information for the police when they got here. we didn't see nothing, maybe it was a good thing i didn't see nothing because things would have gotten real bad at that point because i would have hurt him. >> police waite
casino. tara moriarty is live where her hometown is raising money to pay for this search. >> reporter: that's right. we understand the sheriff's office in nevada is gonna hold a press conference at 10:00 this morning. hopefully we'll learn more information. the restaurant behind me, beyond the flory, this is one of -- glory, this is one of four restaurants that will help with the search. alyssa's mother and brother have been by the phone waiting to hear any news while her father has been up in the lake tahoe for the past few days looking for his daughter. search and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow knew-- snowshoe. she vanished on new year's eve from the horizon hotel. one friend who said he spotted her in the lobby that night says alyssa didn't seem to be herself. he said she appeared intoxication but was not in distress. so far all of these searches have turned up nothing. >> apparently it was -- it revealed nothing which i was very revealed to find out. you know, i'm hoping -- i'm hopeful that that means she's in an area where at least she's warm. >> reporter: n
but dangerous for everyone else. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is in half-moon bay with more on the warnings at bay area beaches this weekend. tara. >> reporter: yeah we're here at other january know hotel in half-moon bay. preparations are getting under way for mavericks and the festival starting this morning. we do want to mention there will be no beach or bluff access come sunday which is when the competition kicks off. authorities are closing all roads to pillar point and the national weather service has issued a dangerous wave warning which will go into effect this afternoon and last until late tomorrow morning. now if you remember three years ago at mavericks there were unexpected waves that broke on shore sweeping dozens of spectators from the manmade jetty at the southern tip of mavericks beach. within the past month waves have killed three people in the bay area including a man and his nine-year-old son that were swept off the rocks while fishing in marin head winds. waves can strike with enough force to knock beach twoers un- - beach goers unconscious. so again snea
. they say the problem's been fix and the clock will work again next month. >>> ktvu tea tara moriarty live at a san francisco bakery and cafe. i can smell the aroma, tara. what's the latest effort to improve food safety in san francisco? >> reporter: well, we're here at the baking company on 45th and noriega and starting today, customers will be able to go to yelp and see what kind of score this restaurant got from the health department. it's all part of the mayor's initiative to make government information more easy to access. he hopes it will also improve food safety citywide. right now when you go on yelp, you can see how expensive a dish is, how customers are rating it but you can't find out the rating by the public health department. we spoke to the manager here and she says the move is a win- win for everyone. >> i think it's great because then people can see how high the ratings are and how clean they are and other places will see they should clean themselves up. >> reporter: now, restaurants on yelp will be graded on a 100- point scale. in los angeles, restaurants displayed grade c
of oakland one step closer to adopting a new-crime tool -- a new crime-fighting tool. tara moriarty has more on this. >> reporter: crime is growing and the police department has been shrinking. so chief howard jordan wants to hire an outside consultant, a former los angeles police chief to help crack down on crime. the trouble is not everyone is on board. [booing] >> reporter: chief jordan was booed and heckled. this includes hiring bill bratton credited with reducing crime in los angeles and new york city. even though the public safety committee approved the measure, some tactics like stop and frisk are heavy-handed. the debate got underway in city hall. protesters formed outside. >> stop this unsurd, obscene -- absurd, obscene waste of money. >> bill bratton will be giving me advice. it's up to me to implement it and how i do it and if i do it is really on my shoulders. thank you. >> reporter: now, the plan also includes more funding for the police academy to train new officers and hire 20 police service technicians. it would allow the hiring of 11 alameda county sheriff deputies for up to
. three people were killed on highway 92 in foster city. tara moriarty is here now just got some new information about those victims. tara. >> reporter: we just got off the phone with the chp we have learned two of the three people that died were actually brothers and they were only 12 and 16 years old. the driver was 21. he also died. two others survived. both 18 years old. one walked away with minor injuries. the other is at stanford medical center right now with major injuries fighting for his life. he is also a brother of the two brothers who died. a very tragic situation. right now the chp doesn't know what caused the crash. it happened here near the foster city boulevard exit. they had to shut down two lanes of eastbound 92 for three hours after the driver of what looks like a silver honda accord slammed into a guardrail. it happened just before 10:00 last night. the car knocked over a utility pole. and the vehicle was unrecognizable after the crash. five people inside, two pronounced dead on the scene. another died on the way to the hospital. >> i don't know how many witnesses
oakland, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a berkley man recovering after his apartment caught fire overnight. it happened around midnight at acton and bancroft. alex savage has been there since this morning. >> reporter: ed man was -- the man was fighting the fire with a garden on hose and suffered minor burns. most of this fire was actually in the attic of this front unit. we're showing you right now. as you can also see, there was heavy damage inside the apartment itself. a lot of these burned items, including furniture that were pulled out by firefighters early this morning. it was just about midnight when crews responded to this fire on acton street near bancroft way. firefighters found a man who had been hurt trying to put out the flames inside his apartment. neighbors say he was using a hose at the time. he was transported to the hospital. he also suffered from smoke inhalation as well. the man who was injured is the landlord of this five-unit complex. as fire burned through his place, people heard him screaming for help. >> i heard popping sounds and then i heard him ye
and a really heated meeting inside city hall. tara moriarty joining us live now to tell us why this crime plan is stirring up so much emotion. tara. >> reporter: stop and frisk is at the heart of the controversy here. it's supported by a consultant. someone who could be hired by oakland police to crack down on crime. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: angry protestors repeatedly heckled chief howard jordon and other supporters of the controversial crime fighting plan. it includes hiring former l.a. police chief bill bratton as a consultant for $250,000. he has been credited with turning around the departments in new york and los angeles. but some community members here says his tactics like stop and frisk encourage racial profiling. >> it is being really questioned in new york. mayor lee has to withdraw it in san francisco. you shouldn't even have it in your vocabulary. [ applause ] >> i'm the person that will be held accountable. i want to make that very clear. bill bratton will be giving me advice and it will be up to me to implement it. >> reporter: now the plan also includes more funding for the p
that disappeared nearly 30 years ago. they searched a home in the hate ashbury neighborhood. tara moriarty reports that the home is just steps away from where kevin collins disappeared way back in 1984. tara. >> reporter: that is right. the last person that kevin collins was seen talking to was a tall blond man with a black dog and a person matching that description used live in the house. he was a person of interest in the case. he has died. in revisiting the case investigators realize the cadaver dogs were never using during a search of the house. san francisco police and fbi agents spent 12 hours out here. a police source characterized this as a check box investigation. authorities did detect remains under the garage floor of the duplex. but a preliminary investigation shows that they were not human bones but those of an animal. now this is all just blocks from where ten-year-old kevin was last seen waiting for a bus after school at masonic and oak back in 1984. >> terrifying. especially in your own neighborhood. i mean, it was a long time ago, but i think in everyone's mind it's always a fear.
in petaluma, i am tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> today would have marked the 22nd birthday for polley class, a woman who was abducted and murdered. the foundation named after her prepares to make an announcement. >>> last night more people than normal sought shelter at the homeless refuge. there is an increased demand for a safe and warm place to sleep. >> one woman showed up and she actually had frostbite. i had to scrape ice off the window of my car during the last few days. >> the cold weather is also keeping plumbers busy with pipes and water heaters in need of repair at homes. and in just a few minutes, steve paulson will have a detailed look at your forecast. >>> today east palo alto council will seek funding to repair a failed levee. they were there when heavy rains caused the creek to over run the levee. the city manager signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency. they say their funds have been exhausted and they plan to ask for 2. $7 billion. >> we found levee to the creek banks and at historic university bridge. the damage we have identified needs immediate
and barry bonds will not be inducted this year into the baseball hall of fame. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live now with a look at how many vote esgot and what happened to the other -- votes he got and what happened to the other players. >> reporter: barry bonds only garnered 42% of the votes. bonds isn't alone no one made it this year and that has not happened since 1996. now, many say this is a clear rebutte to the steroid. bonds, clemens and roger clemens all denied big yowas close topping the ballot with 68% of the votes. he fell 39 votes short. now, bonds hit a major league record, 762 home runs. he run an unprecedented mvp. clemens won seven cy young awards. boat finished their careers amid steroid allegations. steroids were not banned at the time. but criticism led to major league baseball including drug testing in the game with strict suspension penalties. now, murph and matt weighed in on the top. brian murphy told ktvu that he shot bonds should have been inducted. >> every generation is tainted in some way, whether it was -- there was rampant methamphetamine use which is now ille
into the hall of fame. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco right now with more on this really hot debate about the big vote. >> reporter: well, steroid use, alleged steroid use could it keep him out of the hall of fame? we spoke to sports radio and they seem to think he's out. they will decide the fate of -- barry bonds and other players. also under contribution mike piazza, coverage biggio and curt shill -- consideration, mike piazza yo, craig biggio and curt schilling. >> every generation is tainted from some way. whether it was segregation or in the '60s or '50s. there's program pant methamphetamine use which is illegal. so maybe you should view this as the tainting of the steroids and maybe we should let them in and let history tell the story down the road. >> reporter: bonds has denied knowingly using performance- enhancing drugs. but he was convicted of one count of justice for giving an evasive answer to a grand jury in 2003 investigating the issue. now, it is possible that no one will get elected into the hall of fame and if that happens, it would only be the second time i
will be driving that point home today to the federal justice department. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us live from san quentin to explain why the governor is making his case. >> reporter: brown says the state has added beds and built or renovated healthcare facilities and that's helped to solve the problem here. now, federal judges presented the state with a deadline, midnight last night to file plans for further reducing the prison population but instead, state attorneys filed a motion hours before the deadline saying the requirement for acceptable prison healthcare has been met. governor brown wants to get out from under the court order that requires california to spend more than $440 million a year sending inmates to prisons in other states. the governor has also said that the court-ordered reducks could release drugs -- reduction could release dangerous or violent inmates. the population has been reduced by 24,000 inmates since october 2011. federal court orders found the state was putting inmates in unsafe conditions. federal officers say the governor will hold a press conf
warning, we go live to ktvu's tara moriarty. i know you are in front of neiman marcus or nordstrom's but the thermometer there says -- >> reporter: 29 degrees. it's gotten a little bit colder than when we arrived. you want to wear gloves. we found some gloves selling like crazy. they have special fabric on the fingertips that will allow you it 29 degrees. reen devic. freeze warning in effect for the north bay valleys and mountains until 9:00. and a front advisory in effect for bayside cities and santa clara valley. the bone-chilling weather has had poem moving quickly in down- - has had people moving quickly in downtown this morning. are you used to this. >> we come here every day to buy some coffee to keep us warm. right now it's very cold. >> reporter: i'll say. did you have any frost on your grass or windshield? >> yeah, yeah. on the car before we come here. so we have to scrape the ice. >> a little bit. >> reporter: now, it's a spare- the-air day. so even though it's cold, it's still ill lee to light fires -- it's still illegal to light fires. tomorrow and friday, still pretty
but things went terribly wrong when fire burned more than the display. tara moriarty is live with more details on just how much damage was done. >> reporter: yeah, setting fire to artwork. this is part of an interactive display. you can see behind me here it could land the owner in trouble. this is a map of the united states and now it's all burned. the artwork was made out of matches. 25,000 of them and by lighting it, it caused this damage. last night around midnight, fire crews were called out here when smoke and flames could be seen inside the building. right now we'll see you -- show you some youtube video. clair fontaine is a paris-based artist who creates maps and sometimes militant messages out of matches. the problem, it posed a safety hazard. it happened next to a nail salon in the mission district. the gallery's website says it is dedicated to presenting audio, visual and performance- based projects. this would call into the category. fire official says it caused $5,000 worth of damage to the building and walls. arson investigators were called in. while the gallery didn't me
who knew about these assaults and he was not fired and we will explain all of that coming up. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time now 4:31, an 8-year- old girl remains in the hospital and she is the latest victim of the growing street violence. an 8th grader was playing outside of a home when she was hit by gunfire in a driveby shooting. one bullet struck her leg. she is expected to be released later today. we spoke to the girl's grandmother who did not want to reveal her identify and she has a message for the gunman. >> you need to stop going around shooting innocent kids, when you are shooting those guns you don't know where those bullets are going, guns down, stop killing each other. >> they missed their intended targets and the search for the gunman continues. >>> we are learning more about that crash in foster city. this is something they first told you about and the chp has identified the driver as 21- year-old jaun hernandez. investigators say he was driving eastbound on highway 92 and somehow he lost control of his car. the car then slammed into a guardrail
channel 2 morning news' tara moriarty is at st. vincent high school with more about why the police are now getting involved and why some may have known about this hazing before it was reported, tara? >> reporter: police say they have only learned about this incident since last thursday and they will be interviewing officials at the high school to get a better idea of what happened and to figure out if anybody else is to blame. they could even decide to push for charges against the five students last week. the allegations involved attacks on six students and friday, marry ellen ryan fired chris five weeks after he reported the allegations to her. he is a former new york police officer who played college football and started as a coach and teacher who started here last august. some freshman football players admitted it to him in the locker room and varsity players had removed their clothing and held them as the other players assaulted them. they are asking why an assistant coach who also reportedly knew the allegations and did nothing was not fired as well. the diocese said he changed his mi
and tara moriarty is at san quentin with how the governor is trying to get out of a federal court order. >>reporter: brown said the state has helped to add the problem by adding beds and renovating healthcare facilities. federal judges have given the state until midnight to file the plans for further reducing the prison population instead, state attorneys filed a motion just hours before the deadline saying the requirement for healthcare has been met and the governor will trump that effort. governor brown also wants to get out from under the court order that requires california to spend more than $40 million a year sending inmates to prisons in other states. the population in the state's 33 prisons has been involved since 2011. of course they have been under siege for decades and found the state was holding inmates in unsafe conditions. coming up we will tell you why the governor said it is imperative to see why they pose a threat to public safety. live from san quentin prison, tara moriarty. >>> a small group of drivers are making it miserable for the rest of us. who are these drivers,
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